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GAMES FROM PRESCHOOL KIDS TO TEENS


Preschool


If you want to get fancy, blow up a cheap swimming alligator, the kind that is a swimming safety ring with an alligator head. If you want to hold the cost down, use any kind of a ring. Each player gets points for each bean bag they throw into the ring. 

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First Grade to Teens

Bloomer basket ball, you make two pairs of very large waisted (hula hoop waist band) pants. You have two teams: a thrower, a catcher (wears the pants), a ball getter (that gets the missed balls and brings them back), For the ball, use the cheap beach balls that are about half as big as a basket ball. The throwers try to throw as many balls into the big pants as they can in 30 seconds from 10 feet away.

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Bloomer Basketball

You make two pairs of very large waisted (hula hoop waist band) pants. You have two teams: a thrower, a catcher (wears the pants), a ball getter (that gets the missed balls and brings them back), For the ball, use the cheap beach balls that are about half as big as a basket ball. The throwers try to throw as many balls into the big pants as they can in 30 seconds from 10 feet away.

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Washer Drop

This is a good game for any age group. Cut the top half off of a plastic one gallon milk bottle, leaving just the big square open bottom half. Dispose of the top half of the milk bottle correctly. Tie a string from one side of the milk bottle bottom to the other side forming a strap to hang the bottle bottom (like a bucket) around your neck. With the string around your neck the bottle bottom should hang about where your belt is. You may want to make the string a little longer so you can adjust it for different size players. Get several good size washers, tilt your head back and place one washer at a time on your forehead. When you raise your head up straight try to make the washer fall into the bottom of the milk bottle.

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Ratman

Ratman (can be adapted to any kind of animal hat). Form teams. Everyone has a rat hat on. The two teams line up side by side, The first player from each team takes a chunk of foam rubber cheese from a box full of cheese and puts it on his hat. They run about 15 feet to a second box tilt their head and drop the cheese into the second box, run back to the next player and high five them. Then the second player does the same thing. The team with the most cheese in the box wins. 

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The Balloon and toilet bowl plunger relay race

This is a relay race where a round balloon (filled with water on hot days) is passed from the top(big plunger end) of one plunger to the top of the next plunger down the line of players. If you do not have enough plungers for each player, you may have to pass a plunger to the next player and then pass the balloon. At least two players on each team has to have a toilet bowl plunger at the same time. The first team to get the balloon to the end of the line wins. Any team that drops the balloon has to start over again.

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Aardvark

Form two circles with the kids. Both circles are the same size. Each kid is given an animal name and hand signal in the same order for both circles. The Aardvark always goes first. Using only hand signals, each player signals the player next to them in turn. The first team to go all the way around the circle and back to Aardvark wins. 

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A Catch Game

Two teams. Each team has: a thrower, a catcher, a miss getter. The thrower throws the kind of frisbee with a large hole in the middle. The catcher holds a small toilet plunger on top of their head with the handle pointing up. The idea is to throw the most frisbees onto the plunger handle in the shortest amount of time. 

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Four Corners

In a classroom or gymnasium area, without many obstacles, you assign a number to each corner of the room. One child is selected to be "IT" and stands in the center of the room. While this person counts to ten, all of the other children select a corner to stand in. When the person finishes counting, one of the corner numbers is called. All children in that corner are out and must sit down. Play continues until one child is left and they become the new "IT".

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The Alphabet or Number travel game

In the Alphabet version of this game you look for a word that starts with each letter of the alphabet. Look for each letter in order. Example: First look for a word that starts with the letter "A" as in "Apples for sale", then look for a "B" word and so on. Cindy and I played this game while driving down the rather rural U.S.13 in Delaware and found all of the letters (Except "X" and "Z") in order, in about an hour. You can play basically the same game except you look for numbers. Remember that a "12" is a "12", not a 1 and a 2.

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I'm going on a picnic travel game 

The game starts when one player says "I'm going on a picnic and I'm going to take an (some word that starts with an A like Apple)". The second player says, "I'm going on a picnic, and I'm going to take (the same "A" word the first player used) and adds a "B" word. The next player (or first player again) says "I'm going on a picnic, and I'm going to take the same "A" word, the same "B" word, and adds a "C" word. Example: I'm going on a picnic, and I'm going to take an Apple, Betty (my friend), and a Car. The words can be anything, people, places, or things.

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Drops on a Penny

Drops on a penny (counting game), The idea is to count the number of drops of water that you can put on a penny (any coin) before it spills over the edge of the coin. Lay the coin flat on a small plate on a table. You can use anything in place of the plate. The plate is just to catch any spilled water. You can use anything to get and place each drop (straw, spoon, stick, etc.). The simplest way is to dip your finger into a small cup of water. Then move your finger over to the penny to place the drop on it, and count each drop. This is a game where kids have a real advantage. Small fingers hold smaller drops hence it takes more drops to fill the penny. (The kids always win.) 

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Source : AppleSauceKids.com

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fatak (6/12/2011)
love those games!!!!!!!!!!!!!